Marine Megafaunal Ecology: Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and Surrounding Waters

CAS BI 546

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Professor Les Kaufman


Course Description

Marine macrofauna: whales, seals, seabirds, fishes, turtles, jellies an people in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Evolution, food webs, and distributional ecology; physical and human influences on foraging and movement behavior. Student research builds ecosystem-based science for Sanctuary management.

Recent syllabus: Syllabus MME2015

Student research project:

Additional costs: This course does involve several day-long trips in the field. All transportation costs for these trips are covered by BU tuition.


Gone Fishing: Part 1 of 3

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Gone Fishing: Part 3 of 3

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